Two living shorelines workshops are planned to take place in February 2019 at the Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese, NC.
The workshops are hosted by the North Carolina Coastal Federation, North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve, North Carolina Division of Coastal Management and Coastal Studies Institute.
From 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, a workshop for real estate professionals, property owners and homeowner associations will be held on “Promoting Living Shorelines for Erosion Control”.
Real estate professionals will receive four elective continuing education credits from the North Carolina Real Estate Commission.
During the workshop, participants will learn about the following:
- Benefits and limitations of using living shorelines for erosion control;
- Shoreline stabilization techniques, including living shorelines; shoreline stabilization permitting process;
- Best practices for use of marsh plants and oyster shell in erosion control.
The second workshop for marine contractors, engineers, landscape architects, land use planners, floodplain managers, and other professionals is set for 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.